Inspiring Students to Care:
Rotary Clubs & Spectrum

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead
quoted in Take It Back

No one gets to where they are without someone else helping, assisting, pushing, inspiring. We have an obligation to open doors for others.

Marc Morial, President and CEO
National Urban League

I can only do what I’m doing, challenging and inspiring students and adults towards life-enhancing values, because of friends and supporters who believe in Spectrum. Every time I receive a letter of thanks or recommendation from a student, school or service organization, I feel each of our supporters deserves it as much as I do.

Keith Martin, Producer-Director
Spectrum A&E Media

To produce and present media that inspires people to change the world, one viewer at a time, Spectrum itself needs a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens as partners. Our primary partnership is now with The Rotary Club of Wiarton and Rotary clubs in District 6330 and Zone 24. Rotary International recently added a 5th Avenue of Service called New Generations Service, alongside of Club Service, Vocational Service, Community Service, and International Service. The No More Turning Away Rotary Project and the Take It Back Rotary Project are now under one program:

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Partners that have helped Spectrum reach its present chapter and goals (see About Us: History & Personnel) include the following:

Production Partners

Helping with the production costs of a Spectrum presentation, especially transferring it to DVD so it can be used as widely as possible, then updating it every few years.

No More Turning Away Production Partners

Citizens for Public Justice

A non-profit, registered charity advocating public justice in Canada. Under the leadership of Harry Kits and with the encouragement of Gerald Vandezande, CPJ contributed towards the initial multimedia slide production of No More Turning Away. With the help of Bruce Voogd, CPJ itself gave several presentations in Western Canada.

The Jubilee Charitable Trust

A charitable foundation based in Halifax, NS. Under the leadership of Robert Kruse, The Jubilee Charitable Trust assisted with the production of Spectrum’s initial multimedia slide presentation.

The Rotary Club of Wiarton and Rotary Clubs of District 6330

Part of Rotary International, a non-religious service club promoting “Service Above Self.”

The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International seeks to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The Foundation’s motto is “Doing Good in the World.”

21 Rotary clubs of District 6330, with The Rotary Club of Wiarton as the lead Club and the support of Past District Governors Kelly Fotheringham and Tanya Wolff, contributed towards producing the No More Turning Away DVD and placing it in 100 schools across the District. The following Rotary clubs assisted in transferring the presentation to DVD: Wiarton, Clifford, Port Elgin, Owen Sound, Festival City Stratford, Walkerton, Sarnia-Lambton, Forest, Meaford, Grand Bend, Sarnia, Kincardine, Markdale, Southampton, Petrolia, Tara, Greater Flint Sunrise, Chesley, Mitchell, Hanover, and London South. Rotary funds helped cover music and photo rights, use of production equipment, presentation and fundraising expenses, and the cost of 161 DVDs, including one for each of the 61 Rotary Clubs in the District.

Individual and Business Production Partners

Individuals and businesses that helped Spectrum produce the No More Turning Away DVD include:
Gold ($1,000 or more):
Jenny Martin (Wiarton, ON)
James Puttick (Scarborough, ON)
Phil & Barb Taylor (Markham, ON)

Silver ($500 or more):
Bruce Voogt & Joanne Tamming (Toronto, ON)
Ed Wilson (London, ON)
D. J. Peat Roofing and Sheet Metal (Owen Sound, ON)

Bronze ($100 or more):
Ian & Peggy Aitchison (Ottawa, ON)
Catherine Ball (England)
Harry Buddle (Edmonton, AB)
Randy Byars (Owen Sound, ON)
R.J. Campbell Opticians Ltd. (Owen Sound, ON)
Randy Ivey (Grand Bend, ON)
John & Elizabeth Sherk (Toronto, ON)
T.V. Thomas (Regina, SK)
RAM Trophies & Sportswear (Wiarton, ON)
The Men's Breakfast (Tobermory, ON)
Sharon Burley (Chesley, ON)

DVD production partner still needed
Spectrum needs another partner—a foundation, corporate sponsor or benefactor—to underwrite DVD production costs not covered by Rotary clubs or individual donations. Because Spectrum’s producer-director is also a member of Rotary, Rotary funds cannot be used to cover his time in producing the DVD. In return for funding, the partner’s name would be included along with Rotary’s on the DVD jacket, the accompanying Printed Guide, the introduction to the 3rd video segment, and the brochure describing the DVD as it goes out to schools across North America.

Take It Back Production Partners

The Jubilee Charitable Trust
A small charitable foundation based in Halifax, NS. Under the leadership of Robert Kruse, The Jubilee Charitable Trust assisted with Spectrum’s initial multimedia slide presentation of Take It Back.

The Rotary Club of Wiarton and Rotary Clubs of District 6330
The Rotary Club of Wiarton and participating Rotary clubs of District 6330, with the support of Past District Governor Michael Atkins and District Governor Joe Reynolds, contributed towards producing the Take It Back DVD and placing it in 375 schools across the District. The following 16 Rotary Clubs have assisted in transferring the presentation to DVD: Wiarton, Grand Bend, Sarnia-Lambton Afterhours, Mitchell, London North, Meaford, Watford, Aylmer, Sarnia-Bluewaterland, London South, Petrolia, Chesley, Hanover, Markdale, Lion's Head, and Hepworth-Shallow Lake. Rotary funds are helping to cover music and photo rights, use of production equipment, presentation and fundraising expenses, and the cost of the DVDs being placed in schools.

Individual and Business Production Partners
Individuals and businesses that have helped Spectrum produce the Take It Back DVD include:
Gold ($1,000 or more):
James Puttick (Scarborough, ON)
Sky Generation (Lion’s Head, ON)

Silver ($500 or more):
Jenny Martin (Wiarton, ON)
Ed Wilson (Londton, ON)

Bronze ($100 or more):
Ian & Peggy Aitchison (Ottawa, ON)
John Appleton (Lion’s Head, ON)
Catherine Ball (England)
Cathryn Buckley (Lion’s Head, ON)
Don and Gloria Dyck (Arnes, MB)
T.V. Thomas (Regina, SK)
Linda Thorn (Wiarton, ON)

DVD production partner still needed
Spectrum needs another partner—a foundation, corporate sponsor, or benefactor—to underwrite DVD production costs not covered by Rotary clubs or individual donations. Because Spectrum’s producer-director is also a member of Rotary, Rotary funds cannot be used to cover his time in producing the DVD. In return for funding, the partner’s name would be included along with Rotary’s on the DVD jacket, the accompanying Printed Guide, the introduction to the 3rd video segment, and the brochure describing the DVD as it goes out to schools across North America.

Presentation Partners

Helping to make Spectrum’s presentations available to schools and communities across Canada and the United States, either live or on DVD.

No More Turning Away Presentation Partners

The Rotary Club of Wiarton and Rotary Clubs of District 6330
Besides assisting with the production of the No More Turning Away DVD, Rotary clubs of District 6330 sponsored the placement of 100 DVDs in 100 schools across Grey, Bruce, Huron, Perth, Lambton, Elgin, and Middlesex counties and the cities of Sarnia and London in Ontario. The following 21 Rotary clubs sponsored the placing of the first 100 DVDs in schools: Wiarton, Clifford, Port Elgin, Owen Sound, Festival City Stratford, Walkerton, Sarnia-Lambton, Forest, Meaford, Grand Bend, Sarnia, Kincardine, Markdale, Southampton, Petrolia, Tara, Greater Flint Sunrise, Chesley, Mitchell, Hanover, and London South. 4 clubs sponsored 10 or more DVDs each, 6 clubs sponsored 5 or more DVDs each, and 11 clubs sponsored 1-3 DVDs each.

Rotary Clubs in Zone 24

Phase Two of the No More Turning Away Rotary Project, placing 500 more DVDs in schools, school boards and Rotary clubs across Canada, is a partnership between Spectrum and Rotary clubs in Zone 24, which covers most of Canada, Eastern Russia and parts of the US. Rotary Zone 24 is made up of 16 Rotary Districts (Districts 5010, 5040, 5050, 5060, 5360, 5370, 5550, 6330, 7010, 7040, 7070, 7080, 7090, 7790 7810 and 7820). Other Rotary Districts with clubs in Canada include 5080 (Zone 25), 5580 (Zone 28), 6380 and 6400 (Zone 29), and 7850 (Zone 32). The following Rotary clubs have already participated in Phase Two, bringing to 365 the number of No More Turning Away DVDs placed in schools: Wiarton, Walkerton, London Hyde Park, Grand Bend, Sarnia-Lambton Afterhours , Mitchell, Hanover, Hepworth-Shallow Lake, and Listowel (District 6330); Windsor-St. Clair (District 6400); Belleville, Toronto Don Mills, and Toronto Etobicoke (District 7070); Oakville West (District 7080); Timmins-Porcupine, North Bay, Barrie Huronia, and Barrie-Kempenfelt (District 7010), Thunder Bay Fort Williams (District 5580). An additional 166 DVDs have been purchased by schools and school boards across Ontario.

School Boards

The following 8 schools boards have approved the No More Turning Away DVD for character development in secondary (and senior elementary*) education and requested DVDs:
Bluewater District School Board, ON
Bruce-Grey Catholic DSB, ON
Lambton Kent DSB, ON
Avon Maitland DSB, ON
Thames Valley DSB, ON*
Huron-Perth Catholic DSB, ON*
St. Clair Catholic DSB, ON
Renfrew County DSB, ON*

In addition, the following 29 school boards have given approval to offer a No More Turning Away DVD to their schools, or purchased or requested DVDs, for a total of 37 school boards:
Greater Essex Country DSB, ON*
Catholic DSB of Eastern Ontario
Waterloo Catholic DSB, ON*
Hastings and Prince Edward DSB, ON
Northeastern Catholic DSB, ON*
Near North Catholic DSB, ON
Huron-Superior Catholic DSB, ON
Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District Board, ON
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, ON
Toronto District School Board, ON*
Durham District School Board, ON*
Thunder Bay Catholic DSB, ON
Simcoe County DSB, ON
Peel DSB, ON
Waterloo Region DSB, ON
Northwest Catholic DSB, ON
York Catholic DSB, ON*
Limestone DSB, ON
Halton DSB, ON*
St. James-Assiniboia SD, MB
Flin Flon SD, MN*
Garden Valley SD, MB*
Holy Family RCSD, SK*
Lord Selkirk SD, MB
Evergreen SD, MB*
Elk Island Catholic SD, AB*
Annapolis Valley RSB. NS
Prince Rupert SD, BC
LLoydminster Catholic SD, AB & SK

Take It Back Presentation Partners

The Rotary Club of Wiarton and Rotary Clubs of District 6330
Besides assisting with the production of the Take it Back DVD, Rotary clubs of District 6330 sponsored the placement of 375 DVDs in schools across Grey, Bruce, Huron, Perth, Lambton, Elgin, and Middlesex counties and the cities of Sarnia and London in Ontario. When the DVD was offered to 8 Ontario school boards in District 6330, all 8 approved the DVD, requesting 375 copies and purchasing 60 more. The following 16 Rotary clubs sponsored the placing of DVDs in District 6330: Wiarton, Grand Bend, Sarnia-Lambton Afterhours, Mitchell, London North, Meaford, Watford, Aylmer, Sarnia-Bluewaterland, London South, Petrolia, Chesley, Hanover, Markdale, Lion's Head, and Hepworth-Shallow Lake. The DVDs were placed in time for Earth Week 2011, with fundraising continuing through the 2011-12 Rotary year.

Rotary Clubs in Zone 24

Phase Two of the Take It Back Rotary Project, placing 500 more DVDs in schools, school boards and Rotary clubs across Canada, is a partnership between Spectrum and Rotary clubs in Zone 24, which covers most of Canada, Eastern Russia and parts of the US. Rotary Zone 24 is made up of 16 Rotary Districts (Districts 5010, 5040, 5050, 5060, 5360, 5370, 5550, 6330, 7010, 7040, 7070, 7080, 7090, 7790 7810 and 7820). Other Rotary Districts with clubs in Canada include 5080 (Zone 25), 5580 (Zone 28), 6380 and 6400 (Zone 29), and 7850 (Zone 32). The following Rotary clubs have already participated in Phase Two, bringing to 452 the number of Take It Back DVDs placed in schools: Wiarton, Hanover, Hepworth-Shallow Lake, and Listowel (District 6330); Barrie-Kempenfelt, Timmins-Porcupine (District 7010); Belleville (District 7070); and Oakville West (District 7080). An additional 107 DVDs have been purchased by schools and school boards across Ontario.

School Boards

The following 10 schools boards have approved the Take It Back DVD for environmental studies and/or character development in secondary (and senior elementary*) education and requested DVDs:
Lambton Kent District School Board, ON*
Thames Valley DSB, ON*
St. Clair Catholic DSB, ON*
Huron-Perth Catholic DSB, ON*
Bruce-Grey Catholic DSB, ON*
Bluewater DSB, ON*
Avon Maitland DSB, ON
Halton DSB, ON
Huron-Superior Catholic DSB, ON
Upper Grand DSB, ON*

In addition, the following 24 school boards have given approval to offer a Take It Back DVD to their schools, or purchased DVDs, for a total of 34 school boards:
London District Catholic School Board, ON*
Near North DSB, ON
Peel DSB, ON
Durham Catholic DSB, ON*
Waterloo Region DSB, ON
Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic DSB, ON
Northwest Catholic DSB, ON
Catholic DSB of Eastern Ontario
Simcoe Country DSB, ON
Northeastern Catholic DSB, ON*
Simcoe Muskoka Catholic DSB, ON*
York Catholic DSB, ON*
Hastings and Prince Edward DSB, ON
Limestone DSB, ON
St. James-Assiniboia SD, MB
Flin Flon SD, MB*
Garden Valley SD, MB*
Holy Family RCSD, SK*
Lord Selkirk SD, MB
Evergreen SD. MB*
Elk Island Catholic SD, AB*
Annapolis Valley RSB, NS
Prince Rupert SD. BC
Lloydminster Catholic SD, AB & SK

Program Partners

Helping with Spectrum’s charitable programs and operating expenses, especially financial support for Spectrum’s producer-director-presenter.

Individual Donors and Supporters
Rotary funds cannot be used for staffing or operating expenses. Like ShelterBox and other charities that Rotary partners with, Spectrum needs additional supporters and donors, or a major benefactor, to sustain our charitable programs beyond what can be done by volunteers. Would you consider being one of these?

For more information on how you can become a Spectrum Partner, see Leave a Legacy.